Dec 22, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene (23) runs the ball against Jacksonville Jaguars safety Josh Evans (26) during the second half at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
Are a young pair of legs needed? Later this year, Chris Johnson and Shonn Greene will turn age 29. Jackie Battle is already on the wrong end of age 30 and probably doesn’t return next season. Cutting Johnson would save this team approximately $4 million of his scheduled $8 million salary. Johnson spent most of last season playing on a torn meniscus in his knee. Not a good sign for a running back who’s so dependent on his speed and elusiveness.
This team must add some youth in its backfield. That doesn’t mean they have to get desperate to do it before Round 2. The Titans have too many other concerns to use a high draft pick on a dime-a-dozen position.
Running back at No. 11? Not happening.